Floating PV Plants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128170618

Floating PV Plants

1st Edition

Authors: Marco Rosa-Clot Giuseppe Marco Tina
Paperback ISBN: 9780128170618
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 2020
Page Count: 190
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Description

Floating PV Plants is a must-have reference for anyone interested in the advances and scientific and commercial aspects of floating photovoltaics. Including information on FPV tests, environmental aspects, integration of the FPV to hydroelectric basins and other already existing structures, the authors combine their wealth of experience to present a theoretical, numerical, experimental and design-focused analysis of floating PV systems. Looking at design information on floating installation, addressing key design issues related to mechanical and electrical layout, and including the modeling design of successful case studies, this book presents wide coverage of advances in the Floating PV field.

Key Features

  • Investigates the installation of photovoltaic systems over the water’s surface
  • Offers theoretical and practical explanations on how to study, analyze and design photovoltaic energy systems
  • Considers how the use of floating photovoltaic systems can work to fulfill domestic energy demand

Readership

Electrical Engineers, power engineers, practitioners in renewable energy photovoltaics and solar energy, graduates and researchers in solar energy development and implementation

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Renewable Energy Penetration
    2. The Advantages of PV on Water:
      1. Land Saving,
      2. Cooling,
      3. Tracking,
      4. Storage

    3. References

     

  2. Floating Plants Location
    1. The Geographic Technical Potential
    2. Waste water basins
    3. Mines
    4. Hydroelectric basins
    5. References

     

  3. Current status of FPV and trends
    1. Evolution of the market up to 2018
    2. Main companies active on the market
    3. Future trends and perspectives
    4. References

     

  4. The Floating PV Plant Structures
    1. The Floating Structure
    2. The Raft/Pontoon Design
    3. Submerged PV plants
    4. References

     

  5. Wind load, wave impact and mooring systems
    1. Wind load
    2. Waves impact
    3. Mooring Systems
      1. for fix plant
      2. for plants with tracking
      3. for basins with variable height

    4. References

     

  6. Cooling systems
    1. System with irrigators
    2. System with sprinkler
    3. Realizations
    4. References

     

  7. Tracking systems
    1. Advantages and limits
    2. The more practical technical solutions
    3. Tracking strategies
    4. References

     

  8. Available experimental test
    1. SERIS and EGP test bed
    2. Cooling efficiency
    3. Tracking
    4. Albedo
    5. Bifacial
    6. References

     

  9. Hydroelectric integration
    1. Hydroelectric basins structures and data
    2. The FPV implementation
    3. Advantages and problems
    4. The existing plants
    5. References

     

  10. The environmental problems
    1. Basin energetic balance
    2. The Evaporation Problem
    3. Algae Bloom Control
    4. Water quality
    5. Flora and Fauna in Basins with FPV Plants
    6. Comparative SWOT analysis
    7. References

     

  11. LCOE Analysis
    1. Current costs
    2. Cooling and tracking cost
    3. A cost breakdown
    4. Future trends
    5. References

     

  12. Off shore FPV systems
    1. Offshore environment: The Wind Load and Waves
    2. Off-Shore Systems: Specific Raft Concept
    3. Economical evaluation
    4. References

     

  13. Appendix 1: Nomenclature
  14.  

  15. Index

Details

No. of pages:
190
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2020
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128170618

About the Author

Marco Rosa-Clot

Professor Marco Rosa-Clot Graduated with First Class Hons from Scuola Normale, Pisa, in 1966. After one year as researcher at Columbia University (New York 1968), he was Professor of Quantum Physics and General Physics at Pisa University (1969-87). In the period 1975-78 he was a fellow of the Theoretical Division at CERN. Subsequently he was appointed to the chair of Nuclear Physics at Florence University (1988-2009). From 1997 to 2003 he was the scientific director of CRS4 (Centre of numerical simulation in Sardinia), From 1990 to 2015 he has been the scientific director of the private company SIT (Scienza Industria Tecnologia) and since January 2016 of the private company Koiné Multimedia. He he is author of about 100 works published in international reviews on theoretical physics, nuclear physics, environment and energy problems and in the last 10 years he worked extensively on submerged and floating photovoltaic systems (see www.floatingsolar.it )

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientific Director, KMM (Koine Multimedia), Italy

Giuseppe Marco Tina

Giuseppe Marco Tina is associate Professor of Electric Energy Systems at UdC. In 2013 he received the National Academic Qualification as Full Professor. From 1993 to 1996 he worked in the industrial sector with Agip Refineries and ST Microelectronics in Italy, as electrical engineer responsible for electrical facilities operation and maintenance. He was also made Associate researcher for INFN (National Institute for Nuclear Physics), Catania, Italy in 2002 and was responsible for Erasmus agreements (France, Spain, Greece). Tina’s international scientific output includes 65 journal publications and over 120 publications in conference proceedings. Research and publications: analysis and modelling of renewable energy generation systems (wind and Photovoltaic systems), DGSs (Dispersed Generation Systems), Energy and Ancillary Services Market, Stationary applications of Hydrogen Technology, photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) systems, monitoring and diagnostic of photovoltaic systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Electric Energy Systems, University of Catania (UdC), Italy

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